During a cold winter Sunday, I was strolling through the city of Madrid, Spain. I would have thought the city would be quiet for a cold Sunday, but it was bustling with people walking every where. After visiting la Puerta del Sol, I started to meander and follow a crowd of people up a winding walk way. It was rather cramp quarters, and in a very old part of the city, but thought, why not go where the people go.
I was delighted to have joined in on the pilgrimage as I found a really cute shop called Chocolateria San Gines. I didn’t know what to expect, but when I walked in, the warmth of the shop, the aromas of hot chocolate and the smell of fried churros did me in. I was so happy to have found this place.
I was a bit hesitant to try the combination of hot chocolate with churros, but figured if the locals are eating it, why not try it? Once I got my order, I stood along the side of the wall where they had the bar size height counters. I watched what the locals were doing and started to dip my churro into the hot chocolate. The churro soaked up some chocolate. Each bite was very rich for my palate, but I really enjoyed it.
I hope to visit again, but this time bring along my ‘ohana.
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